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Navigating Oklahoma Employment Laws After Termination

Understanding Your Rights as an Employee in Oklahoma

Fired or laid off? As an employee, it is important to understand your rights and what your employer owes you. There are many things to consider and it can be overwhelming. That’s where I come in. I’m Lindsay McDowell, a Mayes County Lawyer with Wirth Law Office, and I can help you navigate through the legal complexities.

First, let’s talk about your last paycheck. An employer is legally required to provide your last paycheck within three days of the last date that your paycheck was due. If they fail to do so, you may potentially have a wage or hour claim against your employer. This is an important detail that many employees are not aware of and it is crucial to know your rights.

What About Paid Time Off and Vacation Days?

Many employees assume that they are entitled to their paid time off or vacation days if they are laid off or fired, but this is not always the case. In Oklahoma, an employer is not required to provide paid time off at the time of termination. However, if an employer has a policy that states they will provide paid time off or vacation days, they must follow through with that policy.

If there is no policy in place, but other employees have received paid time off or vacation days in the past, you may be entitled to the same benefits. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney to determine your rights and options.

Contact an Experienced Attorney Today

If you have been laid off or fired and have questions about your rights as an employee in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can help you understand your legal options and work to ensure that your rights are protected. Call me, an Oklahoma employment law attorney, at (918) 879-1681 or visit makelaweasy.com to schedule your free consultation today. Don’t wait, let’s get started on your case.

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